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'Vampire Diaries' star sinks teeth into directing

FILE - This March 29, 2014 file photo shows Paul Wesley at The Humane Society Of The United States 60th Anniversary Benefit Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Wesley stars in the CW series "The Vampire Diaries." He will direct his first episode of the popular series on Thursday, April 17. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Wesley admits to experiencing jitters on his first day of directing Thursday's episode of the CW's "The Vampire Diaries," particularly when it came to saying the word "action."


Nas kicks off Tribeca with documentary, concert

From left, director One9, recording artist Nas and writer Erik Parker attend the world premiere of "Time Is Illmatic" at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The raw New York lyricism of Nas kicked off the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival with an exuberant hip-hop beat.


Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler

FILE - This Jan. 15, 2012 file photo shows actors Amy Poehler, left, and Will Arnett arriving at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. Arnett filed for divorce from Poehler on April 8, 2014, in Los Angeles Superior Court more than 18 months after the pair announced they were separating and ending their nine-year marriage. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show Will Arnett has filed for divorce from Amy Poehler more than 18 months after the comedians announced their separation.


Random House to adapt 'Unbroken' for young adults
NEW YORK (AP) — Random House says it plans to publish a young adult adaption of Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling survival saga "Unbroken."
Seeger will be celebrated at Hudson River festival

FILE - This Sept. 21, 2013, file photo shows Pete Seeger performing on stage during the Farm Aid 2013 concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Seeger’s life will be celebrated at the annual Clearwater Festival this summer. Seeger died in January at age 94, after surviving his wife Toshi by about seven months. Clearwater Festival organizers say the two-day show at Croton-on-Hudson starting June 21 will celebrate the couple’s legacy. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)BEACON, N.Y. (AP) — Folk singer Pete Seeger's life will be celebrated at the annual Clearwater Festival this summer.


uFly fires flight instructor who appeared on CNN
TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing like a teenager.
Ailing Malcolm Young taking break from AC/DC

FILE - This June 17, 2003 file photo shows British rock band AC/DC, from left, Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, and Cliff Williams performing on stage during a concert in Munich, southern Germany. Malcolm Young of AC/DC is taking a break from the band to focus on his health. The band posted on its Facebook page Wednesday, April 16, 2014, that the 61-year-old guitarist is halting from the band “due to ill health” after 40 years (AP Photo/Jan Pitman, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Malcolm Young is taking a break from AC/DC to focus on his health, the band said.


Young raises $6M in Kickstarter campaign for Pono

FILE - This Sept. 27, 2012 file photo shows singer-songwriter Neil Young posing for a portrait at The Carlyle hotel in New York. Young has raised more than $6 million through a Kickstarter campaign to fund his digital music project PonoMusic. Kickstarter closed the campaign Tuesday after raising 6.2 million through 18,000 supporters. The campaign is the third most funded project for Kickstarter. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, file)NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young has raised more than $6 million through a Kickstarter campaign to fund the singer-songwriter's digital music project PonoMusic.


Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA

Jay-Z, also known as Shawn Carter, left and Mayor Eric Garcetti clasp hands as they announce the Made in America Festival from the steps of City Hall on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Budweiser Made in America music festival is coming to Los Angeles, but who is performing and how the city will manage the two-day concert are still mysteries.


Jenny McCarthy announces engagement on 'The View'

This image released by ABC shows co-host Jenny McCarthy with her fiance Donnie Wahlberg after she announced her engagement on the daytime series "The View," Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/ABC, Heidi Gutman)NEW YORK (AP) — Jenny McCarthy had big news to share Wednesday on "The View": She's engaged to Donnie Wahlberg.